Finding a complementary therapist

Finding the complementary practitioner(s) who is (are) right for you may take some time. Your healthcare provider may be able to provide a referral, depending on their openness to and knowledge of the therapy you have chosen. HIV organizations or other community health organizations may offer complementary therapies by qualified practitioners or can sometimes help people living with HIV locate complementary practitioners. Many training colleges have student clinics (supervised by a licensed or registered practitioner) that offer services at discounted rates.

The internet has a wealth of information about complementary practices, but remember to do your research carefully, check out multiple sources and be aware of the red flags listed in “Learning about Complementary Therapies,” which indicate that the claims being made for a particular therapy or by a particular therapist are suspicious